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Terminal - Commands tagged rmdir - 6 results
find . -empty -type d -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir -p
2013-07-01 02:44:57
User: rafar
Functions: find rmdir xargs
0

It starts in the current working directory.

It removes the empty directory and its ancestors (unless the ancestor contains other elements than the empty directory itself).

It will print a failure message for every directory that isn't empty.

This command handles correctly directory names containing single or double quotes, spaces or newlines.

If you do not want only to remove all the ancestors, just use:

find . -empty -type d -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir
rmdir -p new/directory/path
2013-05-21 12:34:55
User: r3tro
Functions: rmdir
Tags: mkdir rmdir
0

Removes all directories on given path, working from right to left, and stops when reaching a non-empty directory

Counterpart of

mkdir -p new/directory/path

Shortcut (must be issues as next command immediately after mkdir):

^mk^rm

( see http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/19/runs-previous-command-but-replacing )

for foo in <list of directories>; do while find $foo -type d -empty 2>/dev/null| grep -q "."; do find $foo -type d -empty -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir; done; done
2012-05-23 08:09:16
Functions: find grep xargs
0

This will check if there are any empty directories, or newly emptied directories, in a list of directories. It will then delete all of those directories. It works with gnu find and OSX/BSD find.

mv -n * ../; cd ..; rmdir $OLDPWD
2010-11-12 20:22:50
User: kevingranade
Functions: cd mv rmdir
Tags: mv rmdir
0

Avoid clobbering files by either overwriting due to name collisions or by assuming the command worked and deleting the target directory.

rmdir **/*(/^F)
find . -type d -empty -delete
2009-08-22 09:03:14
User: hemanth
Functions: find
Tags: find rmdir
6

You can also use, $ find . -depth -type d -exec rmdir {} \; 2>/dev/null